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About BASF Corporation




BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. 

Scientists in the plant management team monitor the stage and quality of transgenic corn plants in the greenhouse. The plants are being grown for the fungal resistant corn project. Fungal diseases lead to high economic losses every year. BASF Plant Science is developing traits to make corn plants resistant to specific fungal pathogens.
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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter überwachen Qualität und Entwicklung transgener Maispflanzen im Gewächshaus. Die Pflanzen werden im Rahmen eines  Projekts für pilzresistenten Mais gezüchtet. Schadpilze führen jedes Jahr zu hohen wirtschaftlichen Verlusten. Die BASF Plant Science entwickelt Pflanzenmerkmale, um Maispflanzen resistent gegenüber verschiedenen Schadpilzen zu machen.
Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF., Scientists in the plant management team monitor the stage and quality of transgenic corn plants in the greenhouse. The plants are being grown for the fungal resistant corn project. Fungal diseases lead to high economic losses every year. BASF Plant Science is developing traits to make corn plants resistant to specific fungal pathogens.
Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter überwachen Qualität und Entwicklung transgener Maispflanzen im Gewächshaus. Die Pflanzen werden im Rahmen eines  Projekts für pilzresistenten Mais gezüchtet. Schadpilze führen jedes Jahr zu hohen wirtschaftlichen Verlusten. Die BASF Plant Science entwickelt Pflanzenmerkmale, um Maispflanzen resistent gegenüber verschiedenen Schadpilzen zu machen.
Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.

Meeting the needs of society

Chemistry is an enabler for new ideas and solutions.

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Our Management

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The heart of BASF Group is BASF SE headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With about 250 production plants, several hundred laboratories, technical centers, workshops and offices, it is the largest integrated chemical complex in the world.

North American Sites

BASF operates more than 100 production and research and development sites throughout North America.

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How we work

Our matrix organization combines the strengths of global, regional and operational units.

Organization
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We create chemistry for a sustainable future

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. 

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